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■(TB) 'Blue Ballet'

1989, Keppel

'Blue Ballet' (Keith Keppel, R. 1989). Seedling# 83-3B. TB, 34" (86 cm), Early to midseason bloom. Standards light blue (M&P 42-AB-4); falls white ground, 1.5" white blaze, wide medium lavender blue (43-L-9) margin; blue white beard faintly tipped yellow; pronounced sweet fragrance. Seedling# 80-130F, 'Armada' sibling X seedling# 80-130P, 'Armada' sibling Keppel 1990. Honorable Mention 1993.

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From AIS Bulletin #276 January 1990 Introducing BLUE BALLET (Keppel) EM 34" (Armada sib X sib). Heavily ruffled bicolor plic with icy blue standards; white-blazed falls have wide dark lavender blue band. #83-3B. $35.00. Keith Keppel.


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some cultivars tolerate colder, others tolerate warmer zones (please comment in comment box with your location if this cultivar grows well in zone 3, 4, 9, or 10.)
Exposure Prefers full sun for optimal performance, may still bloom in half-day shade
Water: Prefers well drained good garden soil, Tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Intolerant of swampy conditions.
PH Prefers Neutral to basic solis 6.1 to 8.5, quite toleranr of more extreme conditions
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on relatively inorganic soils.

BobPries - 21 Apr 2019

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BlueBallet4.JPGJPG BlueBallet4.JPG manage 71 K 19 Mar 2014 - 23:16 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
BlueBalletBJ.jpgjpg BlueBalletBJ.jpg manage 74 K 29 Jan 2012 - 19:13 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Blue J Iris
blue_balletTIF.jpgjpg blue_balletTIF.jpg manage 50 K 04 Dec 2011 - 18:48 Main.Betsy881 Photo by The Iris Fan
blueballet04.JPGJPG blueballet04.JPG manage 47 K 24 Jun 2014 - 21:06 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
blueballet5.JPGJPG blueballet5.JPG manage 153 K 24 Apr 2023 - 01:29 Main.TLaurin Photo taken at 1993 AIS Fort Worth Convention by Verna Laurin at the Clark Garden
blueballet9.jpgjpg blueballet9.jpg manage 73 K 11 Aug 2021 - 19:02 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Topic revision: r23 - 24 Apr 2023, Harloiris
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